"You're The Reason I'm Leaving" as written by Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Paul Robert Thompson and Robert Hardy....
Some granite wall
Numbs our bones, numbs our all
As we sit on skinny hands
Nothing to say, nothing at all
I don't know you and I don't want to
You're so awkward just like me
But I don't care

You're the reason I'm leaving
I'd no idea that in four years
I'd be hanging from a beam
Behind the door of number ten

Singing fare thee well
I am leaving
Yes I leave it all to you

You're the reason I'm leaving
As we ride along under an optimistic sun
The radio sings that everybody song by rem
And here I am fighting fighting
Yes I'm fighting not to cry
And that's another reason
Why I ought to hate you like I do
Like I do

I'm the reason you're leaving


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"You're the Reason I'm Leaving" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley

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  • +2
    General CommentI liked the reference to R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts", the song that has supposedly prevented hundreds of people from offing themselves in horrible ways. To juxtapose the image of him pleasantly driving in his car, hearing that song, then fighting the urge to cry and lashing out is brilliant.

    Also, the ambiguity of exactly who is leaving who here is great (I'm the reason you're leaving / no, you're the reason I'm leaving) Nothing like a nice song about a mutually-self-destructive relationship to get your blood pumping in the morning :)
    hull_streeton March 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClearly the song IS about President Bush as are all of Franz Ferdinand's songs, except for "Michael," which is about J. Edgar Hoover, and "Walk Away" which is about losing a pet monkey. Anyone who can't see that is blind, deaf, and dumb, just like President Bush.
    Ochikanobeeon January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUpon reflection, I believe my comments may have been too harsh. I'd like to apologize to any right wing Republican pricks out there who still think Bush knows his ass from his elbow. I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone with my comments, so please accept my sincerest apologies.
    Ochikanobeeon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's with the lack of chorus on these lyrics? Anyway basically isn't this about hate?... I can't really decide... First post.
    CrashBangOuchon October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd Here I Am Fighting Fighting
    Yes I'm Fighting not to cry
    And that's another reason
    Why I oughtta hate you like I do
    Like I do

    from those lines i think that shes the reason he's leaving coz they got to close for comfort, like he realy likes her, but he has commitment issues.

    and his fighting not to cry because he dosent want to leave her, but its a good reason for him to hate her coz she shouldnt mean so much to him to make him want to cry.
    then he repeats 'like i do' because he dosent fully believe it so he repeats it to convince himself.

    just guessing, what do ya think?
    -ME-on October 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its written on 2 levels,political and like a love story.i seem to think that about alot of their songs on this album tho so dunno...might just b me :s
    wee_chloeon October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with wee_chloe that this is a political song. It's meant to be addressed to President Bush, and is blaming him for why Franz Ferdinand is leaving the United States. You can tell it's President Bush he's addressing by the lines "you're so awkward just like me" which refers to President Bush's speaking style, and also by the line "as we ride along under an optimistic sun" which refers to President Bush's failure to acknowledge that Iraq has turned into a debacle. The 'granite wall' referred to in the first line is the Vietnam War Memorial. I don't know if President Bush has skinny hands, but I think he must based on the song lyrics.
    Ochikanobeeon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheres no reference to America for Bush at all in this song.
    I think the meaning of this song is similar to Walk Away; He thinks he can cope without her, but both of them are fragile and are terrified of living without eachother.
    Donton December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheres no reference to America for Bush at all in this song.
    I think the meaning of this song is similar to Walk Away; He thinks he can cope without her, but both of them are fragile and are terrified of living without eachother.
    Donton December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too. ^ agrees with this.
    I Pk 4 Funon January 14, 2006   Link

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